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Subject: Janis also in Doin' That Rag
At ~3:40, at the end of the 3rd verse between when Jerry softly hits "..if you keep on Doin' That Rag" and the final "Wade in the water..." line you can hear a far off-mic (backstage?) "Come On" that is unquestionably Joplin.
Subject: Album Cover Art
Here's some album art. I'm not sure of it's origin.
Also, for everyone looking to download this, they're selling mp3s and FLACs on Wolfgang's Vault.
L. Rosley -
Subject: Early Accoustic/Rare Sitting on Top
A really fine show.
Some of the best live Aoxom0xoa performances they did. A great Eleven Jam.
And looking forward and looking back. Looking forward towards getting away from the focus on psychedelia of '67 and '68 to the new song-oriented Aoxomoxoa material, and a bit of Workingmans. But also back to some of the songs of '66: Sitting on Top of the World and Cold Rain and Snow. (Me and my Uncle is actually from '66 as well.)
TC on Keyboards. Pigpen is absent until the end. This is a very Jerry-focused show. And he's in fine form.
Subject: Hey Icculus166
Icculus (And whoever else might be interested), this was a superb performance--every priceless moment! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an easy way to download it.
Subject: where can i download it at?
Ive looked everywhere!! anyone know where I can download it at?
Subject: Classic !
Classic early Dead---Janis and Pig Pen make it a truly rare jem---great early Dark Star---brings back the essence of the old saying "There is really 'NOTHING' like a Grateful Dead Show"---for those who have had the experience-no explanation is necessary---for those who have not-none is possible.
Subject: Spectacularly Underrated Gem!
yes the Lovelight with Janis is legendary, but The Dark Star thur SoToTW portion of this show just BURNS with typical '69 fire and brimstone.
The DS in particular is very unique, someone else mentioned the weird energy in the beginning with the double stops; from there the jam just ebbs and flows intensely, building into a blinding crescendo just before the second verses. what an amazing version! you've gotta here it. the Eleven is also very hot, and the Sittin' is a candidate for a best-ever version; jer leads RAGE!!
don't forget the first ever dire wolf; a nice subdued acoustic performance very different from later versions...
i could go on all day about this one, just listen for Christ sakes!
Subject: this is the best
and we all love it!
recording isnt perfect but sure aint bad, classic 69 set here all well played and enjoyable
Search Results page says 16 reviews. No reviews are shown on the web page for the show itself. If this posts, the Pig Pen / Janis duet in Lovelight is very special.
Subject: Dire Wolf
J Straw from Topeka: I did go check out Dick's notes as you suggested. True, the notes describe what looks like the same songlist, they also place the venue as Carousel Ballroom. In addition, if you look at the URLs on that site for show notes, it uses the form "yearmonthday", i.e., 680607 as the file name for each image. And, in fact, the URL for that page IS 680607. And on June 7, 1968 they played Carousel Ballroom (though Deadbase shows only St. Stephen --> Darkstar as songs that were played). So, the date in the URL matches the venue that he lists, but while the song list looks like it might have been the 2nd set of the 69 show, it's far from complete.
I guess the bottom line is that Dick's site raises more questions than it answers. So, while I'd like to trust the guy just because of who he is, his site raises more questions than it answers.
Having said all that, the show seems excellent -- an old, late generation tape, and not nearly as crisp & present as many others of its vintage, but the playing and the presence of Janis make it a must-have, IMO.
Subject: William Tell Bridge
William Tell bridge is part of St. Stephen.
Vocals sound awesome on the Eleven, just beautiful and inspired.
lovelight's a jewel.
1. Why isn't this a Dicks pick?
2. Are there any other sources available?
-trade q's: email@example.com
does anybody know of a show a couple days before or after this show where Elvin bishop sitting in FOR Jerry? just curious.
Bear (no relation)
Subject: Re: Date Doubts
Just to make things even murkier: David Dodd on his Annotated GD Lyrics page does offer 06/07/69 as the first known live performance of Dire Wolf. However, he lists California Hall in San Francisco as the venue.
Subject: J. Joplin/Dead -- Love Light
I was at this concert about four rows back, and I remember it vividly. I was 17 at the time, and a big Dead fan. There was no advanced notice that Janis Joplin was going to perform that night, so when she stepped out from between the curtains behind the drums, that place went absolutely berserk! The few people who were still sitting on the floor were now on their feet. She stood to the left of Garcia, both enthusiastically charged for the occassion to do "Love Light" together. Sweating profusely two minutes into her performance, and wearing a pinkish outfit (CLEARLY sans bra), she was so animated that the Dead almost faded into the background. I've been looking for a chance to hear this clip for 37 years ... thanks for allowing me to re-live this wonderful concert. I believe I still have the handbill from this concert as well; I saved them ALL!
Two years after this performance, that wonderful voice was gone... followed by Pigpen's soon after.
Subject: date doubts?
Do you trust Dick Latvala?
Subject: Dire Wolf
First Dire Wolf EVER, bitches! That's right! The sound is not good, not sure if it's worth being in your collection if you have limited space.
Subject: have tape
To anyone who cares: I have a cassette of Lovelight only that has all of Janis's vocals.
email me at drumscymbals@yahoo. com if interested.
I'd be willing to give it to archive.org
Subject: I've said it before...
Totally primative and raw. Full of energy that is absolutely classic. It is a huge shame that Janis was only recorded a few times live with the boys. What a great combination they make!
Subject: Janis Joplin + Pigpen = ......
MADNESS!!! WHOOOOOOPPPPPP. Jeeeez luise. Those vocals fron Janis are harsh. Its to bad we lost Bothe her And My fav PIGPEN from too much drink. R.I.P. You TWO
WE LOVE YOU.
This is one of the "prettiest" (ya, I just said pretty) Dead shows ever! Seriously, Jerry sounds beautiful "tonight" (particularly in "Me and My Uncle"). "Lovelight," obviously, unbelievable!
Mike Ashenfelder -
Subject: A hard-working Dark Star
This may have been close to the peak of Garcia's creativity, with little of the same old endless noodling and recycled riffage that was eventually to come. His playing is fresh, nimble, exploratory, and focused, and includes some cool messing around with guitar double-stops.
The interplay in the band is tight and they're all clearly listening hard to each other. The dynamics shift nicely and often. Though it's not at all spacey, it's as close as the Dead get to actual jazz without playing be-bop standards. A good, honest version.
Subject: Beware, degraded SBD.
The Lovelight of course is awesome (not only Janis but Jerry's soloing especially is as good ever), but this recording is really hissy. It's better than 2/2/69 for sure, but that's not saying much really. Me & My Uncle sounds like it was recorded in a tin can. Still, worth getting for historical value.
Marcus T -
The highlight of this show is obviously Lovelight. Definately cool to hear Janis on here. Sound quality however is poor. Very hissy and no dynamic range at all. Still, that all we got, and that's better than nothing.
Subject: First ever...
Subject: Different sources?!?
This is a five-star show, and the Lovelight with Janis is indeed stupendous.
HOWEVER, is disc 2 (Me & My Uncle and Lovelight) from a different source?!? Uncle sounds digi-staticy, and the lovelight sounds like a multiple generation analog source...
Subject: Live with Janis
This is a great show and the best quality version I have come across ever. The show as a whole is great, but the Lovelight is truely memorable (even for those with memory trouble) as Janis Joplin joins the band at around 4:30 into the song. Definately get this show!!!